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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    Assuming Hill is the same age as Cobie Smulders, she would have been 13 in 1995. And I haven't watched AoS in years,but I don't think May joined SHIELD until a bit later. I wouldn't have minded Fury getting a phone call from Director Carter, though. I guess for me, I would take the quality over quantity. Maria, Monica, and Mar-Vell were all so great. And they pulled off the tricky challenge of determinedly passing the Bechdel Test without drawing attention to the fact that they were attempting to do so.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    I'm honestly conflicted about where I would rank this in terms of the overall MCU movies, but I do think it's one of the better origin stories.
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    The Mythology and Folklore of American Gods

    Haven't done one of these for a long time. Our major introduction was to Mama-ji, the Hindu goddess Kali. The Hindu pantheon is a bit more complicated than the majority of the European ones, so various schools interpret her in slightly different ways. She is generally viewed as a destroyer, but despite that, she is often interpreted as the mother of the universe, and therefore more of a protector.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    Higher, further, faster.
  5. I mean, their tech is arrows and firearms; that's not Extremis armor or vibranium claws in my mind. Gamora is swords and space guns.
  6. Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Gamora. Punisher, if we extend to TV.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    Yon-Rogg is a character from the earliest days of Captain Marvel, and was an an antagonist for both Mar-Vell and Carol in her Ms. Marvel days. He was also indirectly responsible for Carol gaining her powers.
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    Now Apocalypse

    This is going to be as polarizing as all of Araki's work, but I REALLY liked it. And it does definitely seem like an update of Nowhere, not the least of which is a small cameo by James Duval, who I suspect is playing the same character. And Avon Jorgia and Tyler Posey have excellent chemistry.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    2012, with Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy's Captain Marvel series. Which heavily influenced the plot of the movie, which lead to them getting a special shout-out in the credits. I'm sure a large part of the push was a cynical attempt to give her a higher profile, given that they were at the time forbidden from using their other high name recognition female characters (I would argue the highest would be Storm) in the MCU. But DeConnick and Soy took the mandate and made it into an excellent story, the initial issue being in large part about her reluctance to start calling herself Captain Marvel, because she felt it was Mar-Vell's name. Steve convinces her to think about it, but the memory of her own person hero, a female test pilot named Helen Cobb, that makes her decide to do it.
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    S02.E01: House On The Rock

    I definitely noticed the change of tone, and parts of it did seem quite pedestrian, but I don't quite get the hate that all the critics seem to be feeling. I knew the dreamy tone the first season had wouldn't be maintained, but even with weaker material, the actors sold it.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    I think it needed a female vocalist. I personally liked the use of "Just a Girl," but they could have switched it with "Celebrity Skin." Although since the movie had to be set in 1995, that one is slightly anachronistic.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    It's been so long since I've seen Mallrats, I wasn't sure if those were his lines or not. It really was perfect.
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    Which Podcasts Fuel Your Listening Pleasure?

    The Sword and Scale guy finally said something gross enough to get dropped from Wondery. Good riddance.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    I got massively teary at the all-Stan logo and dedication. I thought they might save it for Endgame, and I'm glad they didn't. And the cameo, both for Carol looking at him, knowing she could trust him, and smiling, plus the fact that he could very well have been playing himself. I don't know what the fanboys were complaining about with Brie Larson. She was perfect. I hope that she and Sam Jackson are friends in real life, because that was either an Oscar-worthy performance from both of them, or they REALLY like working together. I could have squealed with delight when they revealed that Dr. Lawson, not Yan-Rogg, was actually Mar-Vell. This probably went over most of the audiences heads, but in Kelly-Sue DeConnick's revamp, they changed the origin story so that Carol didn't get her powers directly from Mar-Vell, because why make her origin dependent on a man. This way, they managed to pay homage to the original story AND the new one simultaneously. "I have nothing to prove to you."
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    S02.E08: If Memory Serves

    Seriously. I had always seen it--and agreed with some other comments that Mount looks like the midway point between Hunter and Bruce Greenwood--but seeing them in the same episode, if not side-by-side, really drove home how strong the resemblance is.
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    S01.E15: Croaklahoma

    All children are covered in New York State, even if they don't qualify for Medicaid and don't have access through their parents for whatever reason.
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    Dating Around

    Now in Netflix. And Lex should totally have picked Brad.
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    S02.E08: If Memory Serves

    Hey, they kept the singing plants. I really, really liked the actress who played Vina.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

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    S01.E15: Croaklahoma

    No, the closed captioning said Zion. That's what pushed me down the rabbit hole in the first place.
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    S01.E15: Croaklahoma

    I have to admit this, I REALLY liked the chemo scenes. I'm trying to figure out what the hospitals are in this particular parallel universe's NYC. The 'Dam is Bellevue. "Mount Zion," mentioned in passing in this episode, is obviously Mount Sinai. They've mentioned "University" before, which I assumed was Columbia, but now they've introduced "Baptist" and Columbia's original name was Presbyterian. And we also have Methodist and Lutheran, but those are both in Brooklyn. No, I'm not sure why I care so much.
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    Queer Eye

    I don't know how I feel about their talents relative to the OG crew (with the exception of Karamo, who blows Jai out of the water on every level), but I honestly do think that as a gestalt, I like these guys more. Of course, some of that may be due to experiencing this the first time in my mid-20s versus my early 40s.
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    Babylon 5

    Man, Galen was a character I found only slightly less annoying than Byron. The Clarke's Third Law stuff isn't the part that I have difficulty swallowing. There's something about them strutting around the galaxy cosplaying as Benedictine monks that I find harder to take. To my mind, that doesn't really fit with the rest of the B5 universe. It's rather like picturing Captain Picard coming to the bridge of the Enterprise to find that his new first office is a wizard. Jedi and Sith fit Star Wars. I just don't think their equivalents fit into B5.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

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    X-Men Franchise

    I’m on my phone, so I can’t really link right now, but apparently, those promised New Mutants reshoots have not happened and are not scheduled. This movie is never being released.